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OKADA- A MENACE IN PLAIN SIGHT

I am writing this letter to the Heads of families, Churches, Mosques, FRSC, NSCDC, NPF, DRTS and any other Government office tasked with ensuring the safety of Nigerians on Nigerian roads. Because it concerns and affects all of us. While we have all become very conscious of the different menaces …

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Ephraim Akparawa Inyang-eyen: Our politics of subtraction

by Michael BUSH* 1.0 Last night out here in Abuja as I contemplated this piece, some troubling, godforsaken news filtered in. I rejected it, and being too confused to write thereafter, I went to bed. This morning, Facebook messed me up: check out almost every Akwa Ibom timeline. Why do …

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GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL AND THE BURDEN OF ANGER

It was with intense trepidation that I watched His Excellency, Gov. Udom Emmanuel in a telecast that had long gone viral. In that video, the Governor had accused Oron people, in his words; “I am not afraid to say this. They say, name and shame. I want to say this …

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POLICE, LAGOS STATE JUDICIARY AND BURDEN OF JUSTICE

SALIHU DANTATA  MAHMUD There is the need for the Lagos State Police command to overhaul its state investigation bureaus (SIB), crime branches of both divisional headquarters and Area Commands. It appears some officers and men compromises standard in order to satisfy interests of either suspects or complainants who play to …

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Arresting rising Political Tension in Ebonyi

In every polity, the product of uncontrolled political tension is anarchy or instability, at best. In 2003, moneybags in Anambra State compelled a governorship candidate to sign ahead of time a letter of resignation in case he, on winning the election, fails to adhere to a number of mutually agreed …

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Dino Melaye’s cruel joke against Akpabio now haunts him

After the 23 February election, Senator Dino Melaye, in his usual ebullience and clownishness, pounced on former minority leader in the Senate Godswill Akpabio and called him ‘retired Senator’, who will be missed in the 9th Senate. Akpabio then had lost his re-election to the Senate on the platform of …

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Atiku: They gave him a false sense of hope

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years …

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TINUBU’S SUSTAINABILITY OF JAKANDE’S LEGACY

            By Salihu Dantata Mahmud   Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (Baba Kekere) first executive Governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 whose unbeatable legacies is one that one of his predecessors from 1999 to 2003 and 2007 in person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu …

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THE OSINBAJO THAT I KNOW Oladimeji Daniels

THE OSINBAJO THAT I KNOW Oladimeji Daniels Whatever is happening with the Muhammadu Buhari administration needs to be fixed urgently. The politics of the Villa is usually mostly seen as self-interest-driven, but in a very long time, most Nigerians saw someone in the villa they could relate with and trust, …

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How to make Nigeria work: Atiku

By Atiku Abubakar The reality is that our nation does not work well whether we focus on security, education, economic production, employment generation and people’s welfare or we focus on governance and politics or the relationships among our diverse ethnic, regional, and religious groupings. Our government relies excessively on rent …

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Shame on those wishing Buhari dead – Adesina

Mr. Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari has published an article, “The learnt Nothing, and forgot nothing”, where he said shame to those wishing death for Buhari. He decried the false publications about the death of Buhari and said: “Shame upon evil wishers, purveyors of lies and wickedness. “Do …

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